Tuesday: Japanese Episode Title

31-08-2010- 12:15 BST / 07:15 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for some Black & White news. Just over two weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another Japanese episode title has been revealed by Newtype for the third episode of Best Wishes scheduled to air this September in Japan, with the titles for the first two still unknown. This episode features the introduction of Meguroko in the anime. This episode will air on the the 30th of September.

Episode 662: Mijumaru! Meguroko! Critical Moment!!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: New Pokémon Black & White Details

30-08-2010- 13:41 BST / 08:41 EDT by Serebii

We have less than three weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 14:21 BST; Further Clarification | Edit @ 15:11; Confirmed

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Details - Combo Attacks

The first details on special CoroCoro magazine; CoroCoro Special's October issue have started to come out through a Twitter, with thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translation. This issue confirms a new feature within Double & Triple Battles called Combination Attacks. These attacks can be joined together if you select both attacks by selecting two or more specific attacks. Three examples of these attacks include Grass Oath, Fire Oath and Water Oath. We don't know how these work exactly but we have three examples;
If you use Grass Oath and Water Oath, the moves combine to make a Moor attack which lowers your opponent's speed.
In addition to that, Fire Oath and Water Oath create a Rainbow in the sky which boosts the likelihood of secondary effects occuring for your team mates.
Grass Oath & Fire Oath creates a Field of Fire which will cause damage to the opponents each turn.
These combinations, as well as being done together, also need to be done in order. For example, for the Grass/Fire Oath one, you'll need to use Grass Oath and then Fire Oath. It is unknown if all combination moves will be like this. We'll bring more details on this brand new feature as and when it comes including and hopefully some scans & total confirmation so keep checking back.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Dub Episode Title & Pokémon of the Week

29-08-2010- 12:08 BST / 07:08 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update for new Black & White information. We have less than three weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The CartoonNetwork TV schedule has revealed another episode title. This is the episode title for the sixteenth episode of this season and the 641st episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting with a trainer who is having trouble plotting strategies with her two Ditto. This episode is to be called Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! and is scheduled to air on the 11th of September. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Honchkrow

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eighty-first Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fourth third generation. It makes its MURKROW cronies bring it food. It idles its time away, grooming itself in its nest. It is one of the only Pokémon to evolve with the use of the Dusk Stone. So here it is, the one hundred & eighty-first featured Pokémon, Honchkrow.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: New Pokémon Black & White Details and Pokémon Special Volume 36

28-08-2010- 09:45 BST / 04:45 EDT by Serebii

We have less than three weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then with some possibly coming tonight so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 00:30; Pokémon Sunday Details

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Battle Subway

Pokémon Sunday has just finished airing and has shown some footage of the Battle Subway. This footage did not show anything new about the Battle Subway but they mentioned that the Battle Subway has a new character called the Subway Master. This character is like the Frontier Brains in the current games. Pokémon Sunday also revealed that they'll show details on the Pokémon Musicals next week. Our friends at Filb will have a video shortly

Pokemon Special Volume 36

In The Manga Department

Pocket Monsters Special Volume 36

The new volume of the Pocket Monsters Special manga came out recently in Japan and as usual, Coronis has kindly taken time to transcribe each chapter of this new volume. This volume features the adventures of Dia, Pearl & Platinum as they travel through Sinnoh battling gyms and preventing Team Galactic from succeeding at their plans to awaken and capture Dialga & Palkia. Click the picture to go to our Volume 36 page.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: New Black & White Details, Episode Pictures & Best Wishes News

26-08-2010- 11:27 BST / 06:27 EDT by Serebii

Shall have episode pictures later this afternoon so keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 11:40; Further details added | Edit @ 15:15; Episode Pictures added. Sorry for the delay

Pokémon - Best Wishes!

In The Animé Department

Pokémon - Best Wishes

After the episode that just aired in Japan, a new preview of Pokémon Best Wishes, the new saga of the show that ties in with Pokémon Black & White, was shown. This preview showed the final evidence that Ash & Pikachu do return in the anime. In addition to this, they also confirmed which character the new Pokémon Yanappu belongs to, as promised on Pokémon Sunday. Yanappu will be owned by Dento.
The official site has also updated with further details including that Best Wishes will be faster paced than previous sagas. It also reveals that the character Shooti is from Kanoko Town. Click the image to go to our Best Wishes page

Sinnoh League Semi-Final! Darkrai Appears!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the semi finals within the Sinnoh League which has the battle of Ash versus Takuto, a trainer who mysteriously has a Legendary Pokémon. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Takuto!

In The Animé Department

Character Biographies

Following today's episode, I have updated the biography for Takuto, the other Pokémon Trainer who Ash faces in the Sinnoh League. This biography has been updated with new Pokémon. Be warned though as this biography contains major spoilers. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: HeartGold/SoulSilver WiFi Event Reminder

25-08-2010- 14:52 BST / 09:52 EDT by Serebii

Just a few more weeks until the most anticipated generation of Pokémon is released in Japan, but check back often as things can come at any moment. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver

In The Games Department

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver - Enigma Stone Download

For those of you in America, Europe and Australasia, the currently running WiFi event is due to end this Friday August 27th. In this event, you will be able to download the Enigma Stone item onto HeartGold & SoulSilver. This item allows you to go to Pewter Museum where the item will be unlocked and you will receive the Soul Dew. However, in addition to the receiving of the Soul Dew, a Latios or Latias will appear in Pewter City in HeartGold & SoulSilver respectively. Be sure to download it while you still can. Click the picture to go to our page for more details

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: HS Undaunted

24-08-2010- 14:51 BST / 09:51 EDT by Serebii

Just a few more weeks until the most anticipated generation of Pokémon is released in Japan. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

HS: Undaunted

In The TCG Department

HS: Undaunted Scans

With special thanks to SkittyOnWailord for scanning the cards, we now have complete scans of the entire HS Undaunted set. This set is out now in America and its cards are made up of the leftover cards of the Reviving Legends cards, various Promos and various cards from the Expert Deck and Battle Starter Decks. The Cardex has been updated with the contents of this set. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Pokémon Black & White Image & Episode Guide

23-08-2010- 10:55 BST / 05:55 EDT by Serebii

Slow news time. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 11:40; Sales Details

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Image

Just a minor update, but the official site has updated with the details of Yanappu, the Pokémon revealed during Pokémon Sunday on Saturday. It provides no further details but does give us clean art as well as this screenshot of it in battle. Click the image to go to our pre-release Pokémon page for further details
Nintendo has also issued a press release stating that Pokémon Black & White have already exceeded 1 million pre-orders making them the fastest selling DS games in history. They expect for the games to reach 1.5 million pre-orders before the game launches. This indicates that the franchise is running strong

Rival Finale Battle! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Guide

Getting back into the fray with our anime coverage, my good friend Slowking has kindly written an episode guide for the episode that aired in Japan on Thursday. This episode featured the continuation of Ash's long awaited rematch with Paul and his quarter final match within the Sinnoh League. Click the picture to go to the guide but be warned however as it contains spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

22-08-2010- 12:17 BST / 07:17 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check yesterday's update as a new Pokémon was officially revealed. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon of the Week - Groudon

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eightieth Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within the third generation. It is said that it was the Pokémon used to create the lands on the planet. It has had a long standing fued with another Pokémon and causes perpetual sunlight when sent into battle. So here it is, the one hundred & eightieth featured Pokémon, Groudon.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Pokémon Black & White Details

22-08-2010- 00:26 BST / 21-08-2010 19:26EDT by Serebii

News could come at any moment so be ever vigilant and keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 00:36 BST; Acrobat details | Edit @ 00:49 BST; Further Acrobat details | Edit @ 01:05; Even further Acrobat details

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Pokémon

Pokémon Sunday has just finished airing and has shown some a new Pokémon called Yanappu (ヤナップ). It is the Grass Monkey Pokémon, is 0.6m and 10.5kg. Its ability is Gluttony and is a Grass-type Pokémon and knows a new move called Acrobat (アクロバット). In Triple Battles, Acrobat will allow for the Pokémon to hit Pokémon not normally within their attack range such as the Pokémon on the far side of them. Its power also doubles if there is no hold item. They question if the Pokémon is owned by anyone in particular in the games and anime. Thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for the translation and Sunain for the image and our friends at Filb will have a video shortly

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Best Wishes Section

20-08-2010- 10:17 BST / 05:17 EDT by Serebii

News could come at any moment so be ever vigilant and keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon - Best Wishes!

In The Animé Department

Pokémon - Best Wishes

Probably a bit late in making this, but had a few requests. With the new series in Japan starting at the end of next month to tie in with Pokémon Black & White, I have compiled a page detailling all the known aspects of this new saga of the Pokémon animé. This section deals with the new characters seen within Isshu and what we know of the plotline. Click the image to go to the section, but be warned as it does contain spoilers for the Sinnoh League.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Episode Pictures & Best Wishes News

19-08-2010- 13:55 BST / 08:55 EDT by Serebii

We've hit a bit of a slow news time. Some would call it the calm before the storm. However, rest assured, news will be coming. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Rival Finale Battle! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the conclusion quarter finals within the Sinnoh League which has the battle of Ash versus Paul, the first trainer he met within Sinnoh. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

New Character - Shooti

In The Animé Department

Another New Best Wishes Character

Another new character has been revealed for the upcoming Best Wishes series from the official site. This character is called Shooti (シューティ) and while travelling to take on the Isshu League, he also is a bit of a Pokémon Photographer and enjoys taking photographs of Pokémon he has never seen before

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: More New Pokémon

18-08-2010- 15:26 BST / 10:26 EDT by Serebii

We've hit a bit of a slow news time. Some would call it the calm before the storm. However, rest assured, news will be coming. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White

The Japanese Blog Sasuga Pokémon Brothers have taken a video of the intro to the demo of the games currently running in Japan. This intro is a short bit that showcases several aspects of the Pokémon games. First, it confirms that Tabunne, as seen last week, is real and showed Ononokusu using an attack on Hihidaruma. Next, in addition to that, it shows us two potential new Pokémon, albeit covered up with Pokémon Musical accessories. These Pokémon unfortunately cannot be deciphered well. Out of respect for our visitors who wish to be spoiler free, I have hidden them in a spoiler tag.
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Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Isshu Region & Ranger & PokéPark Release Dates

17-08-2010- 12:29 BST / 07:29 EDT by Serebii

We've hit a bit of a slow news time. Some would call it the calm before the storm. However, rest assured, news will be coming. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 14:08 BST; Release Dates

Pokémon Black & White - Isshu Region

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - The Isshu Region

I inadvertantly missed updating this page with the information we had obtained from CoroCoro. I have updated the Isshu Region page with details on a variety of areas that were unveiled to us in both CoroCoro and the demo version currently out in Japan on the Pokémon Searcher BW tour. This page will be continually updated until the game is out in which it'll end up being merged with Pokéarth. Click the image to go to the page

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs

In The Games Department

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - US Release Date

Nintendo has just announced the release date for the next Pokémon Ranger game within the United States. This game is due for release in America on October 4th 2010. The European release is still unknown. In Guardian Signs, you take the role of a veteran Pokémon Ranger who crashes in the Oblivia region and meets up with a Pichu who plays the Ukelele and you have to stop the evil Pokémon Pinchers from controlling the Pokémon. We covered this game in detail back in March so click the image to go to our section

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

In The Games Department

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure - US Release Date

Nintendo has also just announced the release date for the next Pokémon Wii game within the United States, PokéPark Wii. This game is due for release in America on November 1st 2010. This game is an Action-Adventure game where you control Pikachu in a region called the PokéPark. You have to help Mew find the Sky Prisms which are held by owners of attactions which are essentially mini-games. We covered this game in detail back in December so click the image to go to our section

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Dream World Pokémon, Episode Guide & Pokémon of the Week

15-08-2010- 10:54 BST / 05:54 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check the last few updates and the Black & White section for the latest Black & White news. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon Black & White - Dream World Pokémon

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Dream World Pokémon

Following the reveal of the Kanto Starters being i nthe Dream World on Friday, I have decided to create a page detailling all aspects of the Dream World Pokémon, listing the ones obtainable and how they're obtained. In addition to that, it will list the special abilities of each Pokémon. Click the image to go to the page

Rival Decisive Battle! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Guide

Getting back into the fray with our anime coverage, my good friend Slowking has kindly written an episode guide for the episode that aired in Japan on Thursday. This episode featured the continuation of Ash's long awaited rematch with Paul and his quarter final match within the Sinnoh League. Click the picture to go to the guide but be warned however as it contains spoilers;

Pokémon of the Week - Probopass

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & seventy-ninth Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within the fourth generation. It can only be obtained in one place in the Pokémon World. It can control three mini units around it with its magnetism. So here it is, the one hundred & seventy-ninth featured Pokémon, Probopass.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: BW Kanto Starter Givaway, More Black & White Images & Manaphy WiFi Event

13-08-2010- 12:02 BST / 07:02 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check the last few updates and the Black & White section for the latest Black & White news. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 16:06; Kanto Starter Giveaway Detailed

Pokémon Black & White - Pre-Release Images

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Kanto Starter Givaway

A new book coming out on September 10th in Japan, containing articles and interviews about Pokémon Black & White in addition to an introduction of various game elements, is going to include some passwords for the Pokémon Global Link's Dream World which will allow you to transfer and capture a Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle from the Dream World into your Black and/or White games. Like the other Dream World Pokémon, these starters have alternate abilities to normal. We'll provide more details as and when they're out. Click the picture to read up on the Dream World

Pokémon Black & White - Pre-Release Images

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Pre-Release Images

Some more images have been released through the press packs today. Many of these images are the same ones as the ones from CoroCoro and the official website on Wednesday, but we now have a number of them in a higher resolution. These images have been added to our Pre-Release Picture Page. We expect to get more before the game is out next month. Click the picture to go to our picture page

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

New WiFi Event - Manaphy

For those of you with the Japanese games, the new WiFi event is scheduled to begin later today. This event gives you a special Manaphy into your Diamond, Pearl & Platinum games. The Manaphy is to be Level 50, and as reported yesterday hold the Lansat Berry. Its four moves are Aqua Ring, Water Pulse, Water Sport and Heart Swap. It also appears to be of a Impish Nature. This will end on September 12th 2010 so get it while you still can. The Event Database has been updated with this Manaphy

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Dream World, Ep Pictures, Character Biography & Episode Guide

12-08-2010- 12:58 BST / 07:58 EDT by Serebii

Will edit this update with Episode Pictures as soon as possible. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 14:14; Episode Pictures

Pokémon Black & White - Dream World

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Dream World

Over the past month, I have received numerous e-mails asking for clarification about the aspect of the Global Link; the Dream World. As such, I have created a page detailling all of the aspects for the Pokémon Dream World including Item obtaining and Pokémon capture. Click the image to go to our Dream World page

Intense Fierce Fighting! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the quarter finals within the Sinnoh League which has the battle of Ash versus Paul, the first trainer he met within Sinnoh. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Paul!

In The Animé Department

Character Biography

Based upon the episode that aired earlier today in Japan, I have been able to update Paul's character biography with a new Pokémon and further details on several other ones. This Pokémon is a completely new Pokémon to Paul's team. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the respective picture to go to the page

Rival Decisive Battle! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Guide

Getting back into the fray with our anime coverage, my good friend Slowking has kindly written an episode guide for the episode that aired in Japan last week. This episode featured the beginning . Click the picture to go to the guide but be warned however as it contains spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Clear Pokémon Black & White Images

11-08-2010- 10:02 BST / 05:02 EDT by Serebii

Be warned, a good number of fakes have started to come out and may be a steady stream from now until September 18th. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 10:33 BST; New Details | Edit @ 11:21;

Pokémon Black & White - Clear Images

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Clear Images

The official site has just updated with a batch of new images. These images are the same of which we obtained from CoroCoro and the Yahoo site within the past week. The site did not reveal anything new but has helped show us the various new aspects in the crisp screenshots.
We also have confirmation on the effects of Moguryuu's abilities. First, Sand Throw (すなかき)doubles the Pokémon's speed in a SandStorm and Sand Power (すなのちから ) which boosts the power of Rock, Steel & Ground moves in a sandstorm. Next, we have details on Kurumiru's Bug Resistance attack. It hits two opponents and lowers their Special Defence.
Next, the Daisuki Club has confirmed that the Glaceon you get in the Dream World will have the Ice Body ability. Click the picture to go to our Pre-Release Picture page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: More New Pokémon

10-08-2010- 10:36 BST / 05:36 EDT by Serebii

The rush has ended but be sure to check out the previous updates. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 13:57; Information Consolidation & Next Month's Issue | Edit @ 15:17; As we figured, the Pokémon we showed yesterday, Wakoishi, as well as the plant Pokémon this weekend have turned out to be fakes. Fakes are getting really good these days

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Details

Following on from the reveal of Tabunne in text the other day, we have a possible, but possibly fake, new image of the Pokémon Tabunne seen here in battle teamed with Munna. If you missed the update, Tabunne (タブンネ) is Level 10 in the demo. It is said to be Normal-type and knows the moves Growl, Helping Hand & Double Slap. In addition to that, we also have a clearer image of the Pokémon Basurao. These Pokémon have yet to be officially revealed but exist within the Demo. Out of respect for those wishing to stay spoiler free, I have included them inside a Spoiler Box
Edit - Information Consolidation: Following on from the reveals of the past few days, I have updated the Black & White section. First, as usual, the New Pokémon Page got updated. In addition to that, the New Attacks & New Abilities pages were also updated with the new attacks & abilities revealed. Next, I have updated the Battle System Changes page with further details on Rotation Battles and the Miracle Shooter. Finally, I have updated the Global Link Page with new details that have been brought about this DS to PC feature. New pages have also been created. First, a page has been created about the Gyms & Gym Leaders, which will be updated as soon as we get further information, including rosters. Next, I have created a page detailling the intricacies of the Battle Subway, which replaces the Battle Tower in these games. I have also created a page detailling the Pokémon Musicals, which replace the Pokémon Contests. Finally, I have created a page that details the brand new Seasonal Cycle. Click the respective page link to go to the page or navigate via the main section index by clicking on the Black Boxart

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In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Next Month's CoroCoro

The next issue of CoroCoro has been announced. Following on from last month's Starter Document, and this month's Master Document, they're calling their coverage next month the "Black Document". They have detailled that it will contain many new Pokémon and details on the game's storyline. This issue is due for release three days prior to the game's release date, on Wednesday September 15th. We'll bring the information as and when it comes

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: New Black & White Details

09-08-2010- 07:02 BST / 02:02 EDT by Serebii

We expect more CoroCoro stuff today and tomorrow so keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 10:32; New CoroCoro Image | Edit @ 11:48; Large Clear Scans & Season Confirmation | Edit @ 11:52; More Images and details | Edit @ 12:27; Victini Detail Scan | Edit @ 12:31; Victini's Dex Entry | Edit @ 12:38; More Images | Edit @ 12:40; Plasma details | Edit: 12:53; New Images once more | Edit @ 12:55; Global Link Details | Edit @ 13:03; Further High Link Details | Edit @ 13:07; Pokémon Musical details | Edit @ 13:46; Battle Subway, Miracle Shooter & Rotation Battles | Edit @ 13:50; Miracle Shooter details | Edit @ 14:02; Berry Details | Edit @ 15:22; The Final Images | Edit @ 15:28; Major news about technical machines | Edit @ 20:04; Pre-Release Screenshot Page Updated

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Details

Another new image has come up from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour about the Pokémon we revealed in text form yesterday. We expect more to keep coming so check back. Thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translation.

    Pokémon
  • This Pokémon is called Wakoishi (ワコイシ). No further details are known, although it is possible that this image is a fake. There has been no mention of this Pokemon in any of the previous reports so we're very skeptical. We'll let you know as soon as possible
  • Vaporeon gets the Hydration ability if you get it from the Dream World
  • The move detailed yesterday; WindStorm (ぼうふう) where the Pokémon's Accuracy changes with the weather is confirmed to be one of Swana's moves
  • We now have confirmation that Wild Pokémon change depending on the seasons
  • The ability Sturdy now prevents any form of one hit knock out from maximum Hit Points, leaving just 1 Hit Point
  • Victini appears at the bottom of the Liberty Garden Tower and will re-appear straight away if you knock it out.
  • Victini's Dex Entry; It makes limitless energy inside its body. It releases this energy on any Pokemon who touches it.

  • Game Details
  • In a correction to a previous update, your home town is is Kanako Town カノコタウン
  • Team Plasma is giving a speech in Karakusa Town when you find them. They try to steal Pokémon to liberate them.

  • Global Link
  • You can get customised backgrounds for your Pokédex and C Gear similar to the Pokémon Box
  • You can also download new songs to use in the Pokemon Musical
  • The above details are downloadable through the Global Link
  • Many Pokémon you meet through the Dream World will have different abilities than normal. It is unknown if Pokémon bred in Black & White can obtain these abilities.
  • According to CoroCoro, Berries do not grow in Isshu. They can only be obtained through the Dream World
  • You can trade Items & Berries with friends over the Global Link. This is done through leaving the items in the shelves as seen with Pokabu in the image

  • High Link
  • The Derudama listed for High link recently access abilities through Deru Power in the High Link. An example of which doubles EXP in the game. You can trade these abilities with your friends. Anybody near you in the C Gear will also get some of these effects

  • PokéShifter
  • The PokéShifter is only available after you have beaten the main story.

  • Pokémon Musical
  • Pokémon Musicals take place in a building called the Musical Hall
  • An item called the Goods Case stores the stuff to hold the costumes and props.
  • You can receive gifts from the audience.

  • Game Details
  • Rotation Battles have been further confirmed. They indicate that the strategy lies in trying to determine which Pokémon and attack your opponent will use
  • Miracle Shooter has been revealed to be the aspect of the games seen in a single image back in June. During wireless battles, you can earn points through turns. When you have enough points, you can then use an item. For example, Revive is 11 points, Ether, X Attack and so on are 12 points
  • The Battle Subway, revealed last week has also been further detailed. In it, you have to face 7 trainers, similar to the Battle Tower. When you beat them all, you get Battle Points which you can exchange for prizes. It temporarily changes all Pokémon's level to Level 50. You battle one trainer per train carriage. It has both Single & Double battle modes as well as Multi-battles, just like the Battle Tower. No word on any Triple or Rotation battles here.

  • Gym Leaders & Cities
  • Once more, the Isshu region has 8 badges for you to collect
  • TMs do not disappear after use
  • Makomo lives in Sanyou City, the city where Dento is Gym Leader
  • The puzzle of the Sanyou City gym features type compatility questions. Get them all correct by standing on the correct tile to match the question and you'll go through and battle Dento.
  • Shippou City is a very traditional city and houses a museum. The train lines running through it are over 100 years old.
  • Like Sanyou City, the gym in Shippou City features you answering questions which fit into Aloe's skillset as a chef. Aloe is the Gym Leader.
We'll have more as it comes, including CoroCoro, so keep checking back. Out of respect for our users who do not wish to be spoiled, the images are hidden in the spoiler tag. Click the images for larger versions

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Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: New Black & White Details

08-08-2010- 10:30 BST / 05:30 EDT by Serebii

We expect more CoroCoro stuff today and tomorrow so keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 11:35; Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 12:27; CoroCoro details | Edit @ 12:41; Details on differing boxes | Edit @ 13:41; Miruhoggu Description | Edit @ 13:44; Kurumiru Attack | Edit @ 13:50; Moguryu's abilities and new moves | Edit @ 13:52; Mamanbou & Shikijika's ability detailed | Edit @ 16:42; Extra Snow details and image

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Details

A new image has come up from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour about the Pokémon we revealed in text form yesterday. We expect more to keep coming so check back

    Pokémon
  • This Pokémon is called Basurao (バスラオ)which knows Aqua Jet & Uproar as well as Headbutt. In the demo, it is used by Cheren
  • Next, we haveShikijika (シキジカ) the deer Pokémon shown in the trailer last week. It is Normal/Grass-type. It itself has four different appearances, one for each season. Spring Form is Pink, Summer Form is Green, Autumn Form is Orange and Winter Form is Brown. It is the Seasonal Pokémon, is Normal/Grass-type and is 0.6m and weighs 19.5kg. It has the abilities Chlorophyll and a new one called Herbivore (そうしょく ) which raises Attack when hit with a Grass-type move
  • Next, we have Mamanbou (ママンボウ) the water Pokémon shown in Oha Suta a couple of weeks back. It is the Nursing Pokémon It is 1.2m tall and weighs 31.6kg and is a Water-type Pokémon and has the abilities Hydration or a new ability; Healing Heart (いやしのこころ) which removes Status Effects on your partner Pokémon in battle.
  • Next, we have Miruhoggu (ミルホッグ) the evolution of Minezumi we saw last week. It is the Precaution Pokémon It is 1.1m tall and weighs 27.0kg and is a Normal-type Pokémon and has the abilities Illuminate or Keen Eye. It is said that it lights up the pattern on it's body and threatens its opponents
  • Next, we have Swana (スワンナ ) the swan Pokémon we saw last week. It is the Swan Pokémon It is 1.3m tall and weighs 24.2kg and is a Water/Flying-type Pokémon and has the abilities Keen Eye or Pigeon Heart
  • Next, we have Kurumiru (クルミル ) the bug Pokémon we got on Tuesday. It is the Sewing Pokémon It is 0.3m tall and weighs 2.5kg and is a Bug/Grass-type Pokémon and has the abilities Swarm or Chlorophyl abilities. It has a new attack called Bug Resistance (むしのていこう) which is said to allow it to attack two opponents at once. To what extent we don't know but it should be clarified when we get clearer scans
  • Next, we have Moguryu (モグリュー), the mole Pokémon shown in Oha Suta in June. It is the Mole Pokémon It is 0.3m tall and weighs 8.5kg and is a Ground-type Pokémon and has one of two new abilities; Sand Throw (すなかき) and Sand Power (すなのちから ) which boosts the power of moves in a sandstorm
  • Move Details
  • First, there is a move called WindStorm (ぼうふう) where the Pokémon's Accuracy changes with the weather
  • Game Details
  • Rotation Battles have been further confirmed. They indicate that the strategy lies in trying to determine which Pokémon and attack your opponent will use
  • Miracle Shooter has been revealed to be the aspect of the games seen in a single image back in June. During wireless battles, you can earn points through turns. When you have enough points, you can then use an item
  • The Battle Subway, revealed last week has also been further detailed. In it, you have to face 7 trainers, similar to the Battle Tower. When you beat them all, you get Battle Points which you can exchange for prizes.
  • Dento is the Gym Leader of Sanyou City (サンヨウシティで)
  • You start your journey in Kanoko Town (カノコタウン)
  • Miscellaneous
  • In some cases, the game box art is slightly different, showing Reshiram & Zekrom's tails illuminated. It is not known for what reason this is
  • A new image has come from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour which confirms that the seasonal changes affect more than just Shikijika. As seen in the image below, new parts of the areas become accessible within different seasons, in this example a snow pile gives access to a higher cliff. It also appears that the main characters get costume changes for the seasons.
  • Accompanying the image came details on a new pink Pokémon called Tabunne (タブンネ) which is Level 10 in the demo. It is said to be Normal-type and knows the moves Growl, Helping Hand & Double Slap. There is no evidence confirming the existence of this Pokémon yet but we'll bring you it as soon as it's out.
We'll have more as it comes, including CoroCoro, so keep checking back. Out of respect for our users who do not wish to be spoiled, the images are hidden in the spoiler tag. Click the images for larger versions

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Dawn of a Royal Day!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The MSN TV schedule has revealed another episode title. This is the episode title for the fourteenth episode of this season and the 639th episode total. This episode features Dawn switching place with a princess who wants to partake in a Pokémon Contest. This episode is to be called Dawn of a Royal Day! and is scheduled to air on the 28th of August. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

With the Easiest of Grace!

A second dub title was also revealed by the MSN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the fourtieth episode of this season and the 640th episode total. This episode features Dawn having trouble with the princess' Togekiss. This episode is to be called With the Easiest of Grace! and is scheduled to air on the 4th of September. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Victreebel

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & seventy-eighth Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within the first generation. It can only be obtained through use of the Leaf Stone. It lures its prey with its honey like aromas, but the aroma is from an acid which digests its food So here it is, the one hundred & seventy-eighth featured Pokémon, Victreebel.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday/Friday: New Pokémon Black & White Details & Pokémon Sunday

07-08-2010- 02:31 BST / 06-08-2010- 21:31 EDT by Serebii

It begins once more. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 03:43; Darumaka revealed from a Japanese blog | Edit @ 03:50; More details from the blog, thanks to PokeJungle for informing me of it | Edit @ 11:52; Another New Pokémon from the demo | Edit @ 12:06; CoroCoro Images | Edit @ 12:09; Translations. Please bare with me | Edit @ 12:13; Mamanbou details & Aloe image | Edit @ 12:16; Hakubirisu's Ability | Edit @ 12:22; Ghirusha details | Edit @ 12:53; Shikijika's classification | Edit @ 13:08; Scans | Edit @ 13;09; Details | Edit @ 13:12; Abiltiy detailed | Edit @ 13:36; Sorry for delay; Shikijika Season form changes image | Edit @ 13:46; Details on Seasons | Edit @ 13:49; Burokko's attack detailed | Edit @ 14:28 Some doubt has come into the 5 Pokémon details and images we have posted. We're looking into it but prepare for the possibility that it may be untrue. | Edit @ 14:38; Seems the entire community has been had. I've removed the fake information for now.
Edit @ 08-08-2010 00:16; Pokémon Sunday details added - Victini details | Edit @ 00:27; Silhouettes | Edit @ 00:42; Victini's ability detailed

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Details

A new scan has started to leak out from the Pokémon BW Tour. These details confirm information about the Pokémon in addition to several aspects of the game which have been revealed. Special thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translation They are as follows;

    Pokémon
  • First, we have Emonga (エモンガ), the Flying Squirrel Pokémon. It is 0.4m tall and weighs 5kg. It has the ability Static and is a Electric/Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Next, we have Gigaiasu (ギガイアス ) the High Pressure Pokémon. It is 1.7m tall and weighs 260kg. It has the ability Sturdy and is a Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Next, we haveShikijika (シキジカ) the deer Pokémon shown in the trailer last week. It is Normal/Grass-type. It itself has four different appearances, one for each season. Spring Form is Pink, Summer Form is Green, Autumn Form is Orange and Winter Form is Brown
  • Next, we have ,Darumakka (ダルマッカ) the seemingly pre-evolution of Hihidaruma.
  • Characters
  • Aloe is the gym leader, being in Shippo City (シッポウシティ)
  • Details
  • According to CoroCoro, Seasons each last a calendar month allowing you to have 3 repeats of the seasons in each year
  • From the blog revealing Darumakka, we got details, but no image of a new Pokémon called Basurao (バスラオ)which knows Aqua Jet & Uproar
  • Growth's affects seemed to have changed. It now boosts Sp. Attack and Attack 1 stage
We'll have more as it comes, including CoroCoro, so keep checking back. Out of respect for our users who do not wish to be spoiled, the images are hidden in the spoiler tag. Click the images for larger versions

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Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Victini Details

Pokémon Sunday has just aired with some details of Victini. In addition to the typing shown earlier this week, they revealed battle footage of Victini. This footage showed that you battle Victini in a house in Isshu in order to capture it. Earlier footage also showed Victini using Quick Attack, Endure & Confusion in addition to Complete Burn. We also have details on its Victory Star ability. It raises the accuracy of it and any partner. Victini is found on Liberty Garden Tower. Our friends at Filb will have a video shortly.

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Silhouettes

Pokémon Sunday has just finished airing and has shown some new Silhouettes for some Pokémon. The Silhouettes appear to be of Gigaiasu, Mamanbou & the bug Pokémon. They say they will reveal it next week, but we'll likely get it when CoroCoro leaks over the next couple of days.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Further Manaphy Wi-Fi Details & Japanese Titles

06-08-2010- 09:04 BST / 04:04 EDT by Serebii

CoroCoro will be leaked any moment from now so keep checking back. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 09:57 BST; Episode Titles added | Edit @ 11:03 More Episode Titles

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

New WiFi Event - Manaphy

The official site has just updated with further details about the Manaphy event of which we reported yesterday. The Manaphy is to be Level 50, and as reported yesterday hold the Lansat Berry. Its four moves are Aqua Ring, Water Pulse, Water Sport and Heart Swap. It also appears to be of a Mild Nature. As stated yesterday, this event is set to begin on August 14th 2010 and will end on September 12th 2010. The Event Database has been updated with this Manaphy

Keeping in Top Forme!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The CartoonNetwork TV schedule has revealed a new title for an episode and correcting a previous mistake they had. The Heatran episode has been postponed to tie in with Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Sign's US release later this autumn. This is the episode title for the eleventh episode of this season and the 636th episode total. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with Marley who is protecting Shaymin from Team Rocket. This episode is to be called Keeping in Top Forme! and is scheduled to air on the 14th of August. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

An Elite Coverup!

A second dub title was also revealed by the MSN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the thirteenth episode of this season and the 638th episode total. This episode features Ash & Co meeting up with the Elite Four member Bertha. Ash challenges Berth to a battle. This episode is to be called An Elite Coverup! and is scheduled to air on the 21st of August. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another pair of Japanese episode title has been revealed by Newtype for the last two episodes of Diamond & Pearl scheduled to air this September in Japan. These episodes feature the conclusion of the whole arc. This episode will air on the the 2nd of September & 9th of September respectively.

Episode 658: Pokémon Doctor Brock
Episode 659: Memories are Pearl! Friendships are Diamond!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: New Attack, WiFi Event, Ep Pics & Character Biography

05-08-2010- 12:37 BST / 07:37 EDT by Serebii

CoroCoro will likely be leaked tomorrow or Saturday so keep checking back and be sure to check the past updates for a variety of new Pokémon that have been revealed. We'll also update with episode pictures later today. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 13:56; Ep Pics, New WiFi Event & New Attack added

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Move - Victini

Within a flyer at the McDonalds restaurants in Japan, there was a note about the upcoming Liberty Ticket WiFi event and in it, it stated a new attack for Victini. This attack is completely unknown and is called Complete Burn (やきつくす). The stats of this attack are not currently known. Click the picture to go to our Pokémon page

WiFi Event!

In The Games Department

New WiFi Event - Manaphy

Within a flyer at the McDonalds restaurants in Japan, there was a note indicating that a new Wi-Fi event is going to occur in Japan following the current Ash's Pikachu Wi-Fi event. This event is based upon the Pokémon Manaphy and can be downloaded on all Generation IV Pokémon games. It holds a Lansat Berry and has the moves Aqua Ring and Water Sport among others. This event is set to begin on August 14th 2010 and will end on September 12th 2010

Rival Decisive Battle! Ash VS Paul!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the third round within the Sinnoh League which has the battle of Ash versus Paul, the first trainer he met within Sinnoh. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Paul!

In The Animé Department

Character Biography

Based upon the episode that aired earlier today in Japan, I have been able to update Paul's character biography with several new Pokémon. The new Pokémon are totally new Pokémon and Pokémon that have evolved from past Pokémon that Paul has used. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the respective picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: New Pokémon & Black & White High Link

03-08-2010- 11:17 BST / 06:17 EDT by Serebii

CoroCoro will likely be leaked towards the end of the week. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 13:42; New Pokémon | Edit @ 13:49; Aroe & Dento art | Edit @ 14:05; Victini's ability. | Edit @ 14:33; New Pictures Added

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Pokémon & Victini's type

A leak from the Yahoo Japan's Pokémon website has revealed a new Pokémon as well as art for Shikijika and the swan Pokémon that were revealed in the trailer on Friday. These Pokémon are not currently named but we do have crisp images of them so we can now make our informed decisions. These is a slim chance that these may not be real, but they were on the Yahoo Image severs in the same folder as the images they use on their pages.
Another image also confirmed that Victini is the Psychic/Fire-type, it is the Victory Pokémon, is 0.4m tall and 4.0kg and has an ability called Victory Star (しょうりのほし). Click the picture to go to our New Pokémon Page
Shikijika"Swan"

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - New Pictures

In addition to those Pokémon and the below characters, several low quality images have cropped up of various aspects of the game including the PokéShifter, the Battle Subway and the Pokémon Musical. These images don't show much new, but they do show a How do you Play mode which, asks you questions about your method of play. Click the image to go to the pre-release picture page

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Characters

In addition to that, we also got the images of Dento, the new character was saw in the Best Wishes animé and the character we saw in a battle in the trailer on Friday, Aroe. We didn't get any further details on them before the images were removed.
DentoAroe

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - High Link

As per request, I have created a page detailling the aspects of the new feature; High Link. This feature allows you to connect with your friends and walk through the land of Isshu with them. In the High Link, there are a variety of missions for you to partake in in order to assist or hinder your friends, three of which are detailed in the page. This page will be updated with further information and missions as and when we get it

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

01-08-2010- 10:52 BST / 05:52 EDT by Serebii

CoroCoro will likely be leaked towards the end of the week. Be sure to check the previous updates, some interesting stuff has come. Since the 30+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The CartoonNetwork TV schedule has revealed a new title for an episode. This is the episode title for the twelfth episode of this season and the 637th episode total, seemingly skipping the episode beforehand. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with the Pokémon Ranger from Guardian Signs as he tries to look for Heatran. This episode is to be called Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!! and is scheduled to air on the 14th of August. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Pokémon of the Week - Delcatty

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & seventy-seventh Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within the third generation. It is highly popular among female Trainers for its sublime fur. It does not keep a nest. It evolves from its pre-evolution using the Moon Stone and has an ability that allows all of its move to become the Normal-type. So here it is, the one hundred & seventy-seventh featured Pokémon, Delcatty.

Until Next Time, See Ya

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